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Boyd, P, Larsen, G D and Schweber, L (2015) The co-development of technology and new buildings: incorporating building integrated photovoltaics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 349-60.

Cole, R J (2005) Building environmental assessment methods: redefining intentions and roles. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 455–67.

Galea, N, Powell, A, Loosemore, M and Chappell, L (2015) Designing robust and revisable policies for gender equality: lessons from the Australian construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 375-89.

Gomes, V and Silva, M G d (2005) Exploring sustainable construction: implications from Latin America. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 428–40.

Gosling, J, Naim, M, Towill, D, Abouarghoub, W and Moone, B (2015) Supplier development initiatives and their impact on the consistency of project performance. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 390-403.

Hook, M, Stehn, L and Brege, S (2015) The development of a portfolio of business models: a longitudinal case study of a building material company. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 334-48.

Kaatz, E, Root, D and Bowen, P (2005) Broadening project participation through a modified building sustainability assessment. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 441–54.

Larsson, N (2005) Regionalism and sustainable development: genesis of SB04. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 397–404.

Lorenz, D, Lützkendorf, T and Panek, A (2005) Sustainable construction in Central/Eastern Europe: implications from SB04 in Warsaw. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 416–27.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: capability building; construction market; European Union policy; information transfer; property market; public policy; regional development; regionalism; sustainability; sustainable building; Central/Eastern Europe
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210500219089
  • Abstract:

    The outcomes and implications from the regional Central and Eastern European Conference on Sustainable Building (SB04) are considered in conjunction with the current state of sustainable construction within Central/Eastern European countries. Central/Eastern European countries are coping with shifting and reorganizing economic, political and legal systems within the wider framework set by the European Union, which are now shaping the course of future development. At the same time, the whole region is under intense development for various reasons (e.g. international investors increasingly recognize the attractiveness and opportunities of the region’s commercial property markets and a huge backlog demand for new housing facilities leads to intense construction activity within the housing sector). It is argued that, on the one hand, significant opportunities exist for implementing the principles of sustainable development in the property and construction sector. However, on the other hand, needs-driven construction activity might focus on quantitative delivery without taking into account sustainability issues as well as the long-term consequences of construction projects. This can lead to aberrations that are very difficult to remediate. Appropriate actions and future strategies (developed within the scope of SB04) are identified to help promote and foster sustainable development within the Central/Eastern European region. A multifaceted approach to sustainable construction is required for use by policy-makers, practitioners and civil society. The description and assessment of interactions between different aspects of sustainable development in property in construction is the prime research priority (for both, the older Western European countries and the new Central and Eastern European Member States).

Löwstedt, M (2015) ‘Taking off my glasses in order to see’: exploring practice on a building site using self-reflexive ethnography. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 404-14.

O’Keeffe, D, Thomson, D and Dainty, A (2015) Evaluating the design of hospitals within a practice order network. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 415-27.

Plessis, C d (2005) Action for sustainability: preparing an African plan for sustainable building and construction. Building Research & Information, 33(05), 405–15.

Seboni, L and Tutesigensi, A (2015) Project manager-to-project allocations in practice: an empirical study of the decision-making practices of a multi-project based organization. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 428-43.

Sherratt, F (2015) Legitimizing public health control on sites? A critical discourse analysis of the Responsibility Deal Construction Pledge. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 444-52.

Sherratt, F, Crapper, M, Foster-Smith, L and Walsh, S (2015) Safety and volunteer construction workers. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 361-74.

Shibeika, A and Harty, C (2015) Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 453-66.

Ulubeyli, S, Arslan, V and Kivrak, S (2015) A semiotic analysis of cartoons about occupational health and safety issues in the construction workplace. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 467-83.

Viking, A and Lidelöw, S (2015) Exploring industrialized housebuilders’ interpretations of local requirements using institutional logics. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 484-94.

Xiong, B, Skitmore, M and Xia, B (2015) Exploring and validating the internal dimensions of occupational stress: evidence from construction cost estimators in China. Construction Management and Economics, 33(05), 495-507.